Reorientation in Consumer Policy – Challenges and Prospects From the Perspective of Practical Consumer Advice Work
Against the background of a brief description of the activities of the largest regional consumer organization in Germany, the Consumer Association of North Rhine-Westphalia, and of current social changes which call for a more proactive public consumer policy, the author offers four theses which in his view characterize the present state of affairs: (1) Politicians must undertake social reform in a “consumer-friendly way” – this now happens far too little; (2) The Knowledge Society does not lead in and of itself to greater consumer sovereignty; (3) The Consumer Associations can and must provide support amidst processes of change; and (4) Consumer organizations need to be given sufficient resources in order to fulfil their tasks. Several examples are given of current initiatives aimed at such fulfilment. Copyright Springer 2005
Volume (Year): 28 (2005)
Issue (Month): 3 (09)
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.springer.com|
|Order Information:||Web: http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/journal/10603/PS2|
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:kap:jcopol:v:28:y:2005:i:3:p:361-370. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Sonal Shukla)or (Rebekah McClure)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.